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Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont - United States
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Assistant Professor of Game Art


About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and is recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.


Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities.

Job Description:

The Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College seeks an experienced artist/educator for a full-time Assistant Professor of Game Art. As part of the Game Studio at Champlain College, the successful candidate must have professional experience in Game Development or a closely related industry and a portfolio of current and relevant artwork available for review. Candidates must be collegial and collaborative, and work closely with faculty from other programs. The position is to begin August 2022.


Founded in 2005, The Game Studio at Champlain College, is an established, nationally ranked game-development cohort program consisting of six independent programs: Game Art, Game Design, Game Programming, Game Sound Design, Game Production Management and Game Business & Publishing. These six programs collaborate to create games over four years of study. Game Art faculty bring industry experience to the classroom and emphasize portfolio development using current tools and techniques.


Examples of Champlain College Game Art student work can be viewed here:

Additional information about The Game Studio:


Duties: Teach four courses per semester in foundation to advanced Game Art subjects. Contribute to curriculum development. Help foster and further develop industry relationships. Advise and mentor students. Participate in portfolio reviews of prospective students. Engage in program, division and college-wide service.


Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community and seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. 


For more information about the Division of Communication and Creative Media


  • Industry experience in Game Art or a closely related field.
  • A terminal degree (MFA) and teaching experience are preferred. However, candidates with a bachelor's degree plus significant industry experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Successful candidates will have professional experience with a variety of software used in the creation of Game Art

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.


Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.


Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.


Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.


The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter specifically addressing the desired qualifications, as well as a separate statement describing your experience and vision for mentoring underrepresented students. Further describe how you would contribute to Champlain's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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